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by sangi39
15 Oct 2020 22:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Oookay, so I took the more recent word list (I didn't have much time between work and falling asleep, lol, to notice there had been an update), but I've got a sort of "second preliminary guess" which I feel is a bit more "sound" than the last one: A [ˈgoðɛ̃ː] - [əːɖɔ̃ːˈðĩəspo] - [tʼaˈkxɔ̃ːɖəː] - [bɛ...
by sangi39
14 Oct 2020 23:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So, preliminary guess, the vast majority of it was thrown together while half asleep, lol, but I'll try to explain what I've done as I read back through it, just to add some clarity: A [ˈgoðɛ̃ː] - [əːɖɔ̃ːˈðĩə̯̃spo] - [tʼaˈk͡xɔ̃ːɖəː] - [bɛ̃ˈkʼuðiθagu] - [iˈðek͡xə̃ː] B [ˈvoziɲ] - [ɳɳaˈziməff] - [paˈɣa...
by sangi39
14 Oct 2020 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Canocua (ona:taʔwę): an Iroquoian conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Canocua verbs, slot 2: non-singular animate infix

Anyway, I do have a small tidbit right now I can share. Canocua, like many Iroquoian languages, has a non-singular animate prefix, -ga- (from Proto-Northern-Iroquoian and Proto-Iroquoian -ka- ). According to Charles, the prefix precedes the pronominal prefix slot to change a 3rd person animate argu...
by sangi39
12 Oct 2020 19:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'm working on a response, but some of the words are tripping me up, lol, and need to work around a few evening shifts.
by sangi39
03 Oct 2020 04:18
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Designing Color words for your conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Designing Color words for your conlang

Come check out my videos and maybe get some ideas for your conlangs. This one is about dividing the color wheel, and not being arbitrary about it. I'd love to hear comments from you all! https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/70126/what-is-color-in-poetry Not to be a "downer", but...
by sangi39
03 Oct 2020 02:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 302
Views: 3042

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I’ve been working on a diachronic language that develops glottalized vowels from a variety of sources. I don’t particularly want glottalization to remain in the language, but I also don’t want to convert it to tone, at least not yet. What could I do with the glottalized vowels? For context, the vow...
by sangi39
01 Oct 2020 10:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 349
Views: 2692

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

So what's the difference between "iku" and "yuku" in Japanese (i.e. the verb "to go"). I was looking at song lyrics and saw in the lyrics the word is written いこう (ikou) but the singer clearly says "yukou". Are they just completely interchangeable? Wiktionary at least seems to suggest they're interc...
by sangi39
28 Sep 2020 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'm, annoyingly, not able to throw myself at a final attempt (forgot it was my turn for home-working shifts, lol), so I don't think I'll be able to get another guess in this week. I know I'm not the closest, but I'm happy to settle with what I have [:)]
by sangi39
27 Sep 2020 12:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 302
Views: 3042

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

How common is /ç/? Could it be reasonably contrasted with /x/ and/or /ʝ/? I think the Goidelic languages all contrast palatal and velar fricatives (both voiced and voiceless), but that's part of the wider palatalised vs. velarised consonant distinction found in the languages. There are some people ...
by sangi39
25 Sep 2020 23:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Choosing the right words
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Choosing the right words

At least for me, it's sort of just realising that I won't like every word in one of my conlangs for the way it sounds, even if the phonology overall is something I do like, in the same that, for example, I won't like the sound of every word in Icelandic or Japanese. There are a lot of words I do lik...
by sangi39
21 Sep 2020 18:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 296
Views: 23654

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Realizing there's something a bit sad about seeing words from Polish, Hungarian, etc. like Łódź or Szőcs and not looking at them with the same awe and confusion at their pronunciation and spelling like most other non-speakers seem to do. Next step: not recognising a word as belong to your native la...
by sangi39
19 Sep 2020 04:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help me
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Help me

Thank you for your reply. I tried to send my private message to several addresses because I was not at CBB for a while (at several different addresses) and a lot had changed on the CBB forum at that time, but the global moderator and administrator forbade me to send messages. They mentioned to me [...
by sangi39
13 Sep 2020 02:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

I thought the name looked familiar Mmh, I posted the name in April when asking if it was too similar to the names of some natlangs haha. For a year's worth of work, though, I'd still consider this a descent outcome. Thanks again! It's my most fleshed-out conlang so far so I'm proud of it, even if t...
by sangi39
13 Sep 2020 00:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

Right now I just want to know how long this took you? Well, I started working on it apparently pretty much exactly a year ago (since the first time I mentioned it on this forum was in early October last year) but took breaks that sometimes lasted weeks to focus on other conlangs, and didn't even op...
by sangi39
12 Sep 2020 23:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

[:O] Right now I just want to know how long this took you? I think I can spot some Uralic and Altaic hints in the vocabulary (the numbers from one to four, for example, seem to be Uralic?), and "moru" for horse stood out pretty quickly. It does feel Mongolic/Tungusic (vowel harmony, agglutinative), ...
by sangi39
10 Sep 2020 18:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I want to give other people time to respond (like Jimydog) either first or for a second time, before I take a stab at a third go [:)]
by sangi39
07 Sep 2020 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

eldin raigmore wrote: 07 Sep 2020 20:12 Nested quotes deeper than three deep are a breach of netiquette. Or so I have been told; maybe that’s no longer true.
The more nesting I do, the more likely I am to cut bits out depending on what continues to be relevant to my reply.
by sangi39
07 Sep 2020 20:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Hopefully a little closer: A ˈga.ʃə pəˈθɑn ŋa.ˈmo.ɬə ka.ˈxə̃ B ˈɣaː.tʃ pəˈtən ŋaː.ˈmoːɬ kaː.ˈxə̃ < ˈgaː.tʃə pəˈtan ŋaː.ˈmoɬ.ɬə kaː.ˈxə̃ C ˈɟe.tʃe ˈtæn ɲẽ.ˈwo.ɮæ kəː.ˈɣã D ˈgje.tʃe ˈtʰen je.ˈwõ.ɬa kaː.ˈʔã < ˈgje.tʃe ˈtʰæn ŋje.ˈmo.ɬæ kɐː.ˈχã E ə̃w̃.ˈgid.dʑi ˈpʰɐ̃j̃.dɨ ʔẽw̃.ˈmuʒ.ʒi kaɣ.ˈɣãj̃ F ə̃ː.ˈɰej...
by sangi39
07 Sep 2020 11:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Yeah, quotes within quotes basically go: Your text, if any appears here [quote=username1] Username1's text, if any appears here [quote=username2] Username2's text, if any appears here [quote=username3] Username3's text, if any appears here ... Continuation of Username2's text, if any appears here To...
by sangi39
02 Sep 2020 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 842
Views: 170653

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Preliminary guess from me: A ˈga.ʃə pəˈθɑn ŋa.ˈmo.ɬə ka.ˈxə̃ B ˈɣaː.tʃ pəˈtən ŋaː.ˈmoːɬ kaː.ˈxə̃ < ˈga.tʃə pəˈtɑn ŋaː.ˈmoɬə ka.ˈxə̃ C ˈɟe.tʃe ˈtæn ɲẽ.ˈwo.ɮæ kəː.ˈɣã D ˈgje.tʃe ˈtʰen je.ˈwõ.ɬa kaː.ˈʔã < ˈgje.tʃe ˈtæn ɲẽ.ˈwõ.ɬæ kaː.ˈɣã E ə̃w̃.ˈgid.dʑi ˈpʰɐ̃j̃.dɨ ʔẽw̃.ˈmuʒ.ʒi kaɣ.ˈɣãj̃ F ə̃ː.ˈɰej.tɕi ˈ...